Silverton People for Peace
Peace & Justice Information Booth
Homer Davenport Days, Silverton
About the Silverton People for Peace
Silverton People for Peace is a gathering "place" where people from all walks of life can work for peace in our community of Silverton, Oregon, and beyond. Our mission is to support all efforts that build our capability and capacity for peace and understanding in our community and worldwide. We offer a variety of programs and projects that help inform our community and ourselves about the costs and causes of war and intolerance, and ways to promote lasting peace.
Monthly Peace Vigil
We have been holding monthly vigils in Silverton at Town Square Park for too many years now. Traditionally, these have been on the Third Monday. However, in recognizing the innitiation of the Iraq Moratorium project, we have decided to switch our vigils to the third Fridays from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, in keeping with the Iraq Moratorium Commitment: "I hereby make a commitment that on the Third Friday of each and every month, I will break my daily routine and take some action, by myself or with others, to end the War in Iraq."
The Iraq Moratorium unites people and groups who want to end the war and bring the troops home. On the Third Friday of every month, we ask people to do something - anything - to call for an end to the war. It can range from wearing an armband or button to work or school to planning or attending one of the hundreds of rallies, marches, vigils and other actions taking place in growing numbers across the country. Two-thirds of the America people want this senseless bloodshed to end, but the politicians are moving at glacial speed. It's time to turn up the heat. It's got to stop! We've got to stop it! Visit the IM Website, for much more information.